Leading Indian studio Eros International’s Trinity Pictures, which was set up as India’s first and only franchise feature studio in February 2015, is now ready with its first slate of films across new and exciting genres. With a focus on creating fresh concepts in new spaces, Trinity is the first Bollywood studio in India that has a dedicated in-house team of writers in the Trinity Writers’ Room who have created over ten original franchises since the division’s inception, out of which at least four films will go into production in fiscal year 2017.
Trinity’s initial lineup includes a range of character-driven franchises across budgets, genres and languages, including a live action elephant film, a kids action film, and an Indo-China project. These will be helmed by acclaimed directors from across the country including Kabir Khan, Siddharth Anand, Amole Gupte, Telugu director Krish, and popular Tamil director Prabhu Solomon.
The first feature to roll out under Trinity Pictures will be director Amole Gupte’s favourite genre but with a twist – a kids action film with a child secret agent at the centre of the story.
Two of Trinity’s projects – based on stories organically weaving the socio-cultural worlds of India and China – will be co-produced with a leading Chinese studio. The first Indo-China co-production to roll will be a human drama exploring the central character’s journey from India to China. Directed by Kabir Khan, this film is said to feature A-list cast from India and China.
Multiple award winning Tamil director Prabhu Solomon’s bilingual project will be an inspiration from the quintessential super hit animal film — Haathi Mere Saathi. Shooting will take place during the monsoons across India and abroad and will be mounted on a scale with never-seen-before visual effects in this genre.
Ajit Thakur, CEO, Trinity Pictures commented,
“With Trinity, there is an effort to create something absolutely new for the Indian market, an effort in investing in creating characters that open a world of possibilities. We have writers for the first time creating characters first and then building scripts and projects around these characters. There are many firsts to Trinity and only Eros could have seen the merit in a franchise set up as this and taken the risk of making Trinity Pictures happen. We are very excited that the characters and franchises we are creating will hopefully entertain Indian audiences across platforms and well beyond the first Friday.”